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Animals Eat Each Other

Book Review: Animals Eat Each Other by Elle Nash

May 21, 2019 No Comments

This might sound weird but I love reading books where I spend time with objectionable fictional people.

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Seaside Special Postcards From The Edge

Book Review – Seaside Special: Postcards from The Edge, edited by Jenn Ashworth

May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Seaside Special: Postcards from The Edge, edited by Jenn Ashworth

Last night my wife couldn’t sleep so I read her a story. Then I had to read her another one because the first one wasn’t conducive to restful dreams.

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Don't Hold My Head Down

Book Review: Don’t Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes

May 4, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Don’t Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes

Sex sells. But if you expect Don’t Hold My Head Down to be a titillating read full of soft-core anecdotes, then you’ll be (somewhat) disappointed.

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Paul Mason

“Progress will win.” Journalist and author Paul Mason talks to Northern Soul

April 29, 2019 Comments Off on “Progress will win.” Journalist and author Paul Mason talks to Northern Soul

Paul Mason’s latest book, Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being, comes in at 300 pages followed by 20 pages of notes then a delicious 36-page index (Marx and Marxism fills a page).

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Water Shall Refuse Them

Book Review: Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy

April 17, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy
I’m a wimp. As the first to dive behind a cushion when a scary bit comes on the telly (I’ve been an embarrassment to my family ever since the Jurassic Park incident of 1993), I point-blank refuse to watch anything that can be filed under ‘horror’. But, strangely, I love me a spooky read. From Daphne du Maurier’s Don’t Look Now and Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle to Han Kang’s The Vegetarian and Jenn Ashworth’s Cold Light, I’m drawn to frightening tales penned by women and often with female characters at their core.
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On The Come Up, Angie Thomas

Book Review: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

When I first saw Young Adult author Angie Thomas at Waterstones, I cried.

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Henry Normal The Department of Lost Wishes

Poetry Review: The Department of Lost Wishes by Henry Normal; I Can Draw My Alphabet by Tony Walsh and Paul Neads

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Poetry Review: The Department of Lost Wishes by Henry Normal; I Can Draw My Alphabet by Tony Walsh and Paul Neads

Word of warning: do not read Henry Normal‘s new poetry collection on the bus, even if you’ve been waiting a whole damn hour.

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The Sisterhood

Book Review: The Sisterhood – A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me by Daisy Buchanan

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: The Sisterhood – A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me by Daisy Buchanan

I don’t have sisters. I’m the youngest of two children and, much to my dismay (and eternal torture), the only girl in my family.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh: A Working Diary

Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

February 24, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

Have you ever read a book and thought, ‘wow, this came at exactly the right time?’

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Paolo Hewitt

My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist

February 13, 2019 Comments Off on My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s writer and journalist, Paolo Hewitt. 

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